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Helen Louise VanBuskirk, 90, of Canandaigua, NY passed away peacefully May 16, 2024.

Helen was born March 7, 1934 to James and Etta Mae (Tones) Brannon in Buffalo, NY. Helen married Richard A. VanBuskirk (Dick) on May 23, 1953.

Helen was predeceased by her loving husband, Dick and Son, James VanBuskirk.

Helen is survived by her daughter, Terry and son in law David Miller, grandchildren Jason Darling (Chris), Adam VanBuskirk (Teresa), Dustine Mullen, Michelle Miller, Michael Miller and Allison Miller; great grandchildren Adam, Seth, Tristian, Brandon, Jack, Lilly, Audrey, and Grayson.

Helen spent the last 3 months at Light Hill in Canandaigua.  There wasn’t a person that spent time with Helen that didn’t quickly fall in love with her attitude, appetite, quick wit and independence.  Helen’s wish was to come back to Light Hill as a Volunteer herself.

A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, June 1st  at 1 pm.  The Lodge at Twelve 12 Canandaigua Street, Shortsville, NY 14548.

In lieu of flowers or gifts, please consider donating or volunteering at Light Hill 5160 Parrish Street Ext. Canandaigua, NY 14424 www.LightHillHome.org.

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